Monthly Archives: April 2012

Teaching in a climate of despair

By William Stewart Every month, teachers in Greece find less and less money in their pay packets. As austerity tightens, they are struggling to teach hopelessly disengaged students with ever-shrinking resources How would you feel if your salary had already … Continue reading

Stephen Fry lends support to Greek calls to return Parthenon marbles to Athens

By Helen Smith London 2012 Olympics are an opportunity to ‘redress a great wrong’ and give back Parthenon sculptures, says British actor Greek campaigners seeking the return of the Parthenon marbles have renewed their efforts with an open letter imploring … Continue reading

Greek archeologist protests at British looting and austerity

Greek archeologist Despina Kutsumba joins supporters from the Greece Solidarity Campaign to protest at the continued illegal possession of the Elgin Marbles by the British Museum

Stop the sale of plundered Greek antiques – picket Christies | April 26

It is obscene that the mega-rich are spending large sums of money on Greek artefacts for their private collections, whilst in Athens austerity measures have led to people queuing at soup lines and scavenging for food, and the troika (the … Continue reading

South East Region TUC affiliates to Greece Solidarity Campaign

The South East Region TUC 14 April Annual General Meeting, attended by over 150 delegates, unanimously carried the model motion of affiliation to the Greece Solidarity Campaign. The motion to affiliate to GSC was moved by Jim Kelly of UNITE … Continue reading

Young Greeks struggle to gain foothold in Berlin

By Maximilian Popp Faced with high unemployment at home, educated young Greeks are fleeing to Germany in their thousands in the hope of finding work. But many struggle to find jobs, especially if they don’t speak German. Some people in … Continue reading

Crisis in Greek Archaeology Meeting – London | April 24

Crisis in Greek Archaeology • Stop the Cuts • Restore Democracy 6.30pm, Tuesday 24 April Room 612, Institute of Archaeology, Gordon Square, London Despina Koutsoumba and Fotios Georgiadis Hellenic Ministry of Culture and Civil Servants Union Tansy Hoskins, Greece Solidarity … Continue reading

International Appeal of the Association of Greek Archaeologists

If monuments had a voice of their own, they would tell us what has been going on in Greece in the past two years. In the name of the global economic crisis and with the IMF acting as a Trojan … Continue reading

Greece PM Papademos announces 6 May election

Greek Prime Minister Lucas Papademos has called elections on 6 May, bringing an end to his technocratic government. Mr Papademos, an economist and former vice president of the European Central Bank, is to ask President Karolos Papoulias to dissolve parliament. … Continue reading

Video: The Potato Movement

Across Greece, communities are organising to arrange wholesale distribution of basic foodstuffs at cost price. The so-called potato movement now also distributes olive oil, rice and medicines at the lowest possible prices to try and make life easier for the … Continue reading